Dressmaker’s paradise. Part 2

A few days ago, my mum, my friend Ariadne and I made a trip to the local Chinatown. We went to the same place we visited in May (I have already talked about it here) – Textile Centre. I didn’t really need anything special this time – just a blue rickrack trim and a few zippers for my friend. Mainly, I wanted to show this doll dressmaker’s paradise to my mum who is visiting me at the moment. But this time I took my little camera with me – to show this paradise in this blog, too!

The first shop – full of zippers of every shade imaginable, hundreds of different trims, ribbons and laces.

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The shelves with zippers which amazed me last time and still left me in awe this time.

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Some more photos of this shop from the outside. These are mainly laces.

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Ribbons and threads.

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And this is another shop where I bought ribbon flowers and lots of small buttons of every possible colour last time. This time I didn’t buy anything there but still took some pictures. Can you imagine how tough my choice was last time!!

Small ribbon flowers.

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Buttons!!!

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And my (moderate) purchases, half of which are actually for my friend.

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11 thoughts on “Dressmaker’s paradise. Part 2

  1. Посмотрела с удовольствием фото. Многие пуговки узнала)))) у нас тоже точно такие же продают http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_wink.gif

    1. Таня, меня больше всего поразило количество молний. И главное, их оттенки! http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_wacko.gif

  2. Oh my goodness!!!!! I think I’d have thought I’d died and gone to Heaven!!!! What a fantastic couple of shops, amazing….the colours took my breath away!
    Hugs Sharon in Spain x

    1. Hi Sharon! Thank you! Now you know that if you need tiny things for doll dressmaking you should come to Singapore! This is not by any means the only place here!!

    1. Марина, ну ты-то там была. http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_wink.gif Я в этот раз себе купила всего две молнии – ярко-синюю и шоколадную. После того набега, что вы с Юлей для меня совершили, мне молний хватит теперь надолго!! http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif

  3. Wow! This is wonderful. Where on EARTH are these wonderful shops full of unique doll-making supplies? I live in Miami Florida, USA. I think I could spend days looking in just one of these stores!

    Thanks!

    1. Hello and welcome! http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_rose.gif These shops are in Singapore, in Chinatown. We also have shops in Little India and Arab Street (that is Indian and Malay parts of the town, just like Chinatown) – with different types of supplies, mainly fabrics. The Chinatown shops have all these little items at wholesale prices and in large quantities (and variety!!). When I leave Singapore in 3 years (we are expats here) I will definitely buy a huge supply of these to make sure they will last me for a while!!

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